The best Martin Scorsese’s movies

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

17/11/1942 (81 años)
Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence and the liberal use of profanity. Scorsese has also dedicated his life to film preservation and film restoration by founding the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation in 1990, as well as the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017. Scorsese studied at New York University (NYU), where he received a bachelor's degree in English literature in 1964, and received a master's degree in fine arts in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1968. In 1967 Scorsese's first feature film Who's That Knocking at My Door was released and was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival, where critic Roger Ebert saw it and called it "a marvelous evocation of American city life, announcing the arrival of an important new director". He has established a filmmaking history involving repeat collaborations with actors and film technicians, including nine films made with Robert De Niro. His films with De Niro are the psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the satirical black comedy The King of Comedy (1982), the musical drama New York, New York (1977), the psychological thriller Cape Fear (1991), and the crime films Mean Streets (1973), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Irishman (2019). Scorsese has also been noted for his collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films: the historical epic Gangs of New York (2002), the Howard Hughes biography The Aviator (2004), the crime thriller The Departed (2006), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), and the Wall Street black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). The Departed won Scorsese an Academy Award for Best Director, and for Best Picture. Scorsese is also known for his long-time collaboration with film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited every Scorsese film beginning with Raging Bull. Scorsese's other film work includes the black comedy After Hours (1985), the romantic drama The Age of Innocence (1993), the children's adventure drama Hugo (2011), and the religious epics The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kundun (1997) and Silence (2016).
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
8.2/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 09/02/1976
  • Character: Passenger Watching Silhouette
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Shark Tale

Shark Tale
6/10
Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
7.5/10
  • Genre: CrimeDramaHistory
  • Release: 14/12/2002
  • Character: Wealthy Homeowner (uncredited)
It's 1863. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

The Color of Money

The Color of Money
7/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 07/10/1986
  • Character: Narrator (voice)
Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

Hugo

Hugo
7.5/10
Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
8.1/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 14/11/1980
  • Character: Barbizon Stagehand
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 10/09/1993
  • Character: Photographer (uncredited)
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Quiz Show

Quiz Show
7.5/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 25/08/1994
  • Character: Martin Rittenhome
Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ
7.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 12/08/1988
  • Character: Isaiah (uncredited)
Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

After Hours

After Hours
7.6/10
  • Genre: ComedyDramaThriller
  • Release: 13/09/1985
  • Character: Club Berlin Searchlight Operator (uncredited)
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Dreams

Dreams
7.7/10
  • Genre: DramaFantasy
  • Release: 11/05/1990
  • Character: Vincent Van Gogh
A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

In the Pope's Eye

In the Pope's Eye
6.7/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 19/09/1980
  • Character: self
The Pope is disturbed by the fact that today's youth are not as spiritually inclined as they should be, and so he decides to set up a Vatican television station and entice them back into the religion of their ancestors. In order to particularly grab the wandering flock, a priest invites the comedians from "The Other Sunday," an actual comedy program on Italian television, to perform on this new channel. He sets up a show that parodies an over-the-hill transvestite group, the Flagg Sisters, played by themselves. This understandably upsets one of the more eminent Cardinals who tries every means he can to stop the show. Nothing succeeds, and he can only assemble with all the other devout men of God to view the first live broadcast. Worked into the plot are several outrageously incongruous scenes that casually juxtapose the secular and sacred, including God at the wheel of a Fiat - what else would He drive?

Mean Streets

Mean Streets
7.2/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 14/10/1973
  • Character: Jimmy Shorts (Uncredited)
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 18/12/1982
  • Character: TV Director
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Side by Side

Side by Side
7.6/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 19/08/2012
  • Character: Self
Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

The Muse

The Muse
5.7/10
What happens when a screenwriter loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help...even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter". And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going again on a sure-fire script. However, this is not the limit of her help, she also gets the writer's wife going on her own bakery enterprise, much to the chagrin of the screenwriter who has already had to make many personal sacrifices for his own help.

Bringing Out the Dead

Bringing Out the Dead
6.8/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 22/10/1999
  • Character: Dispatcher (Voice)
Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't help, yet cannot quit the job on his own.

Round Midnight

Round Midnight
7.4/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 23/09/1986
  • Character: Goodley
Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius.

Guilty by Suspicion

Guilty by Suspicion
6.6/10
This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife shares a whirlpool of scandals that draws them closer together while his chances for ever making movies again slips further away...

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz
8.1/10
Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.

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